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College launches first Accounting Teaching and Learning Conference
05 December, 2014

The College of Accounting has successfully hosted the first Southern Africa Accounting Association (SAAA) Teaching and Learning in Accountancy conference, convened by Associate Professor Ilse Lubbe.

Held on 5 December, it was attended by 110 delegates from 17 universities across the country. The conference was arranged by the SAAA in reaction to the trending interest in Accounting Education by delegates at the international conference that was held in Somerset West in June last year.

Prof Lubbe, a member of the SAAA Exco and subject expert for Accounting Education, is also the convenor of the new Postgraduate Diploma in Public Sector Accounting, which launches next year.


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New Business Ethics book launched
03 November, 2014

Commerce students will no doubt face ethical dilemmas when they enter the working world, and with this in mind three academics from UCT – Dr Greg Fried, Dr George Hull and Jimmy Winfield - have launched a book to help them face these challenges.

Published by Fairest Cape Press, Business Ethics & Other Paradoxes: How Philosophy Answers Questions about the Ethics of Business is useful for teaching ethics and critical thinking skills to undergraduate or postgraduate students as well as business professionals.

It is authored by three academics - Jimmy Winfield from the College of Accounting, and George Hull and Greg Fried from the Department of Philosophy. It draws on their years of experience jointly teaching the course Business Ethics to students.


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Nine new fellows a sign of UCT's 'research strength'
20 October, 2014

Nine fellows were inducted into the prestigious College of Fellows this year, "a great sign of the strength of research" at UCT, said Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price at the College of Fellows' annual dinner on 9 October 2014.

"You are role models," he said. "You are the reason why people come here to do postgraduate degrees. You are the reason why we have a high numbers of citations and get praised for the creative work that gets done at the university."


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